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dc.contributor.authorSchleyer, Christianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:55:40Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:55:40Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22291-
dc.description.abstractLike in many low moor regions in East Germany, long-standing intensive arable farming - enabled by complex melioration - has caused soil deterioration and high water runoff in the ?Schraden?. More than ten years of economic and political transformation has worsened the situation and even added new problems. The visible consequences are drought periods in the summer, waterlogged plots in the spring and worn-down water management facilities that operate in an uncoordinated or even unauthorised way. It is here argued that the reallocation of property rights on melioration systems, together with ineffective co-ordination mechanisms, have impeded appropriate land use. Transformationrelated problems like the discontinuity of land property rights, the unclear legal situation regarding melioration plants built in socialist times, and highly-fragmented land ownership have not been effectively dealt with by the newly-established Water Association and Water Administration, respectively. Profoundly heterogeneous water-user interests and the complexity of ecosystem relations have contributed to the persistence of the problems. This analysis is based on regional planning material as well as on qualitative, semi-structured interviews with local stakeholders, representatives of the administration and politicians at all levels of government.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCEESA discussion paper / Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences 9en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwBodenverbesserungen_US
dc.subject.stwEigentumsrechten_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwWasserwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.titleEconomic and ecological transformation processes in East German water management regimes : the role of property rights and governance structuresen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn497501740en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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